This attraction is on the West Bank and is easy to access via the public ferry which drops you off right nearby the ticket office. They may try to overcharge you on the ferry, so be aware that the current tourist price as of April 2015 is 2 EGP one way.
When I showed up, the ticket person was nowhere in sight. A person who seemed to be a guard (but was dressed normally) took my 40 EGP and said he would give it to the ticket guy (but didn't give me a ticket).
Once I got up to the tombs, I was greeted by locked gates at every single one. Nobody was in sight for the entire visit, so I couldn't inquire about getting inside. I could kind of see the tombs through the gates and they looked interesting. I hiked to the top of the hill which had great views of Aswan and The Nile. You can also see into the desert and even see the monastery if you go a little further.
When I came back down, the ticket guy was still gone, but there were some other fellows hanging around. I told them that I already paid and asked them about the tombs. One guy said he had a key and could let me in, but that I had to pay him for the service. The whole thing felt like a bit of a scam, so I gave up and left.
Overall, the place was ok, but it would of been much better if I could of gone inside the tombs.
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